Happy Earth Day! Here are some fun facts. According to a 2015 Scottish study:
• All the DNA across the world, plants and animals both, adds up to at least 53 nonillion (a number equal to 5.3 × 1031) megabase pairs. A megabase pair, equal to one million base pairs, is the unit of length for nucleic acids.
• That amount of DNA would weigh 50 billion tons.
• If scientists were to store that level of genetic information, it would take 1 sextillion (one thousand trillion, or 1021) supercomputers with storage capacities equivalent to the world’s four most powerful current supercomputers. #DNA #EarthDay